Challenges/Contests, Creative Writing

NaNoWriMo Update: One Week In (11/8/2010)

As I wrote back on October 13th, I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I came up with an idea, a title, and a banner much quicker than I thought I would, but did almost no planning before the start date of November 1st, mostly because of school midterms and the vacation I was on the week before.

Going into the challenge on November 1st, I had named one of my characters. That was it. I had recovered (mostly) from my vacation and lack of sleep during it, and sat down to start writing at about noon. The rest, up until now, has been history (excuse that horrible cliche).

I’ve reached the daily goal of 1,667 words every day but one, when I was a couple hundred shy, thanks to a blinding migraine. Here I am, on Day 8 of the 2010 NaNoWriMo Challenge. My grand total thus far?

17,670 words

I’m proud of myself. I’ve been averaging between 2,000 and 2,500 words every day so far, and if I can keep up that pace, I should, according to the NaNoWriMo website stats, finish (hit the 50k word mark) on November 20th. At this point, that’s what I’m aiming for. We’ll see how things go, though, as I’ve got to start thinking about/working on my final portfolios/papers for classes. If only I could a completely free November just for NaNoWriMo! (Hey, I can dream, right?)

So, there you have it. Update number one. I’m sitting pretty, I think.

Stay tuned for another update next week!

Happy Writing!